Why Do My Stories Have Such Dark Undertones?

Eshelle Butler was born and raised in Chicago Illinois. She graduated from Columbia College Chicago and has a BA in Marketing Communications and Journalism. She also has a background in music. In addition to being an Author, she is also a Poet, Screenwriter, and Blogger. Eshelle is divorced and has one child and currently resides in a small town outside of Chicago Illinois.
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You have only read two of my books so far. The first one was not that dark but the second one and the unpublished ones I’ve worked on preceding that one is very dark. That seems to be the path I’ve taken lately where my writing is concerned. I want to say I don’t know why, but deep down I really do know. I am not a dark person but my thoughts often are and they mainly stem from either depression and that I suffer from Day-mares or both.
Let’s talk about my dissatisfaction with life and the world first. Ever since I was in high school I have become increasingly disappointed in the way the world has turned out. The terrorism, the violence in the streets, the failing economy and the way we bring up our children. I refuse to sugar coat anything when I say that it’s all been crap. Just look at the way the world is now. It’s worse than ever before with the mass shootings, women getting sexually assaulted as if that’s what we were created for and its man’s right on this earth. The break- down of the family structure. Everybody’s family is kind of messed up in some way. There is no Brady Bunch type family. In the real-world, the structure is fueled by negligence, a lack of communication and a lack of desire to want to change. We are all so caught up in our daily problems and what’s on the internet that we forget what’s important sometimes. Family. I suffer from depression because of this as do many people. My depression often sends my mind to a dark place but never to a point where I feel like hurting myself or anyone else.
For those of you who are not familiar